I just up and bought it as I was tired of the limitations of my pay as you go phone which I got temporarily over two years ago and my mom was too as she couldn’t leave very long or very many voice mails.
I went with Bell, they are after all the largest corporate sponsor of Building Opportunities with Business.
In 2010 I’ll probably have to get a new job, which is why I was reluctant to sign any contracts, but my monthly charge is only $65 and I spent about 50 dollars on my pay as you go Telus phone. Most of those dollars went to long distance calls to my family on Vancouver Island. Now I can put my mom, grandmothers, and sister in some free five number list and I can make unlimited calls to them.
I get one gig of transfer a month and that should be fine. I now I have to learn the intricacies of syncing it with two Macs, one for my music and another for everything else.
I spent a lot of money upgrading my older macs and even my old iPod, only to not be able to run the latest version of OS X and lots of iPod software so now my newest Apple Device is this iPhone which I’ll have to name and sync real soon, so my years of cataloging my music can be transferred to it. My work Blackberry is a substandard music playback device compared to the iPod/iTunes combo. Even with extra software it still doesn’t work with my Mac too well and it forgets it has a memory card sometimes, the zoom in the camera almost never works…
Hopefully the iPhone is a big step up, it’ll probably make Brian jealous but if you want an electronic do-dad you have to buy it yourself, not get it free from your non-profit employer.
Now as a result I’ll probably get the IDE as I was an honest to goodness Objective-C programmer for close to two years. And I’ll also probably write a WordPress plugin too, just to prove I can.